truly

truly
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W3 [ˈtru:li] adv
1.) [+ adjective/adverb]
used to emphasize that the way you are describing something is really true
= ↑really
His work is truly original.
Fawcett was a truly remarkable man.
a truly great work of medieval literature
2.) sincerely
I am truly sorry.
She truly believed he was innocent.
I can truly say I've never enjoyed myself so much.
3.) in an exact or correct way
Is it a truly representative sample?
4.) well and truly
especially spoken completely
We were well and truly beaten.
The party was well and truly over.
5.) really and truly
BrE spoken used to emphasize that something is definitely or completely true
I couldn't believe we were really and truly going at last.
6.) yours truly
a) used at the end of a letter, before the signature
b) informal used humorously to mean yourself
So, yours truly was left to clean up.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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